NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Respiratory Health

During the past 3 months, did you cough up phlegm [FLEM] or mucus on most days?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,763 633 16.1 14.6-17.7 3,130 83.9 82.3-85.4
-Piedmont NC 1,606 229 14.5 12.5-16.7 1,377 85.5 83.3-87.5
GENDER
Male 712 110 15.0 12.1-18.4 602 85.0 81.6-87.9
Female 894 119 14.0 11.4-17.2 775 86.0 82.8-88.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,025 150 14.6 12.1-17.5 875 85.4 82.5-87.9
Non-Hispanic Black 348 55 16.7 12.4-22.2 293 83.3 77.8-87.6
Other 234 24 9.7 6.4-14.5 210 90.3 85.5-93.6
AGE
18-34 332 41 14.0 10.1-19.1 291 86.0 80.9-89.9
35-44 213 22 9.5 6.1-14.4 191 90.5 85.6-93.9
45-54 279 36 13.1 9.2-18.3 243 86.9 81.7-90.8
55-64 285 47 17.2 12.6-23.2 238 82.8 76.8-87.4
65-74 295 53 17.5 12.3-24.4 242 82.5 75.6-87.7
75+ 175 28 19.5 12.3-29.6 147 80.5 70.4-87.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 183 41 23.2 16.4-31.7 142 76.8 68.3-83.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 367 70 18.1 14.0-23.1 297 81.9 76.9-86.0
Some Post-H.S. 454 68 14.3 10.9-18.6 386 85.7 81.4-89.1
College Graduate 596 50 7.3 5.3- 9.9 546 92.7 90.1-94.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 235 50 21.8 16.1-28.8 185 78.2 71.2-83.9
$25,000- 34,999 123 23 20.0 13.0-29.4 100 80.0 70.6-87.0
$35,000- 49,999 172 24 15.5 10.2-22.8 148 84.5 77.2-89.8
$50,000- 74,999 214 28 13.2 8.4-20.2 186 86.8 79.8-91.6
$75,000+ 427 30 7.5 4.9-11.2 397 92.5 88.8-95.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 474 116 26.0 21.3-31.3 358 74.0 68.7-78.7
No 1,126 112 10.0 8.1-12.4 1,014 90.0 87.6-91.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 27 18.5 11.5-28.3 130 81.5 71.7-88.5
Non-Veteran 1,449 202 14.1 12.1-16.4 1,247 85.9 83.6-87.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 823 94 11.0 8.7-13.9 729 89.0 86.1-91.3
Regional City or Suburban County 396 70 19.2 14.7-24.6 326 80.8 75.4-85.3
Rural 388 65 16.2 12.4-20.9 323 83.8 79.1-87.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 853 91 11.2 9.0-13.9 762 88.8 86.1-91.0
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 437 70 16.4 12.1-21.8 367 83.6 78.2-87.9
Unable to Work 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 132 19 16.1 9.9-25.1 113 83.9 74.9-90.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 122 28 24.8 16.3-35.8 94 75.2 64.2-83.7
101% to 150% 220 48 22.2 16.6-29.2 172 77.8 70.8-83.4
151% to 200% 89 16 16.5 9.8-26.4 73 83.5 73.6-90.2
More than 200% 813 81 10.4 8.1-13.4 732 89.6 86.6-91.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 97 21 18.7 11.5-28.9 76 81.3 71.1-88.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 705 113 16.6 13.4-20.3 592 83.4 79.7-86.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 805 95 12.2 9.7-15.3 710 87.8 84.7-90.3

Back to Respiratory Health.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 23SEP19.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts